Advice sheet: dry hair
- Why is my hair dry?
- What can I do about it?
- Do’s and don’ts
- Specific natural ingredients for dry hair
- The Yoroshe tip
Why is my hair dry?
There are several causes of dry hair:
- The insertion of the bulb at the root level, the tighter the hair curl, the flatter the insertion at the scalp level and the more difficult it is for the sebum to slide over the hair fiber, which causes the hair fiber to dry out.
- Drying of the hair fiber due to external events or bad handling of the hair or the use of aggressive products such as dyes, certain shampoos, etc.
- Lack of sebum production, some people have fewer sebaceous glands (glands that produce sebum) than others.
- Lack of sebum can also be due to an illness, an iron deficiency, a medical treatment.
Why is sebum important?
In the presence of sweat, it makes up the hydrolipidic film and moisturizes the scalp, but how?
By creating a natural barrier on the hair fiber by preventing the evaporation of water and thus dehydration, it also protects from external aggressions. It sheathes the hair fiber and allows for better detangling and makes the hair soft and shiny
Sebum has a waterproofing action and regulates the pH level.
What can be done about it?
You should try to limit aggressive gestures and not hesitate to use products such as conditioners (after shampoos, leave-in care, masks) in order to make the hair shiny and coated.
Be careful with high-lathering shampoos: high lathering does not mean better washing.
- Wash your hair once or twice a week
- Use a mild shampoo
- Use pre-shampoo care to limit the damage of shampoo on the hydrolipidic film
- Use after-shampoo care to strengthen and coat the hair fiber
- Sleep with a silk or satin pillowcase
- Use conditioners
- Stimulate sebum production by massaging the scalp
- Use water that is too hot and avoid washing your hair or rinsing your hair with water that contains lime.
- Use straighteners daily or use a hair dryer that is too hot
- Use a terry towel
- Use metal brushes
- Use harsh shampoos
- Color or bleach hair regularly
Specific natural ingredients for dry hair
Marshmallow, calendula, marshmallow
- Vegetable butters
Cocoa, shea, mango, murumuru
- Vegetable oils:
Avocado, baobab, coconut, jojoba, sapote, broccoli, castor, carapate, olive, argan
- Essential oils:
Ylang ylang, geranium, lavender, peppermint, rosemary
Aloe Vera, agave syrup, vegetable glycerin, coconut milk, panthenol B5, vegetable silicone, phytokeratin
The Yoroshe tip
Water is not necessarily good for dry hair, it helps to soften hair by spraying a small amount of water but don’t put your head under water every morning because you activate hybal fatigue, it’s the swelling and closing of the cuticles that will damage your hair.
Use conditioners like leave-in care to coat and smooth your hair fiber to prevent dryness, so you’ll have softer, more supple hair.